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  • Penumbra cancels two shows, readies new business plan

    published Dec 07, 2011

    ​The tough economy has claimed more victims, as Penumbra Theatre announced yesterday that it's cancelling two upcoming shows for its 2011-2012 season.Penumbra Artistic Director Lou Bellamy insists t... More >>

  • How to Cheat at Gremlin Theater

    published December 7, 2011

    "If the world were coming to an end, one of us would get a text. Right?" asks Louisito midway through Alan Berks's intriguing How to... More >>

  • Spotlight: Woyzeck

    published December 7, 2011

    If you want a piece of counter-holiday programming, check out the latest from Nimbus, which centers on the growing madness of a German soldier... More >>

  • 'How to Cheat' short on answers, which is a good thing

    published Dec 06, 2011

    ​"If the world were coming to an end, one of us would get a text. Right?" asks Louisito midway through Alan Berks's intriguing How to Cheat, currently running at the Gremlin Theatre in St. Paul. As ... More >>

  • Monday isn't dark this week at the theater

    published Dec 05, 2011

    ​Mondays are usually a quiet day in the theater world, with most of the houses dark for the day off. This Monday, however, there are a number of interesting one-night-only pieces for audiences.The 7... More >>

  • Young actors get big roles in 'Charley's Aunt'

    published Dec 02, 2011

    ​Considering that the show was a rite of passage for generations of high-school performers, it's a bit surprising to learn that the trio of young, leading men in the Guthrie Theater's production of ... More >>

  • 'Hot Chocolate' brings holiday warmth to Park Square

    published Dec 02, 2011

    ​Austene Van and Thomasina Petrus want to start a warm-hearted holiday tradition, complete with Christmas songs and a shared cup of joy. Hot Chocolate re-teams the pair, who crafted last year's Gee'... More >>

  • Ajax in Iraq

    published November 2, 2011

    As soon as Ajax in Iraq opened this summer in New York City, Frank Theatre director Wendy Knox started to hear that the piece "sounded... More >>

  • Center of the Margins Festival

    published November 9, 2011

    Throughout its history, Mixed Blood Theater has worked to include all audiences, not just in the house but onstage. Over the past decade, founder... More >>

  • Crumpet is back at Frank Theatre for 'The Santaland Diaries'

    published Nov 30, 2011

    ​Since David Sedaris first read The Santaland Diaries on National Public Radio in 1992, the piece has become a part of many holiday traditions. With that in mind, it was inevitable that it would sho... More >>

  • A Christmas Carol hits and misses at the Guthrie

    published November 30, 2011

    It didn't take long for the Guthrie's lean re-creation of A Christmas Carol to start gathering a layer of fat, like a Victorian... More >>

  • Ten Thousand Things presents 'Ajax' for soldiers, families and public

    published Nov 28, 2011

    ​The story of Ajax, the Greek general whose madness led to suicide, is certainly in the local theater zeitgeist right now. On the heels of Frank Theatre's modern adaptation Ajax in Iraq comes a pair... More >>

  • J.C. Cutler ready to become Scrooge at the Guthrie

    published Nov 28, 2011

    ​This year's A Christmas Carol at the Guthrie isn't J.C. Cutler's first go around with the show, or even the first time he's played a version of Scrooge, but it will be the first time the veteran Tw... More >>

  • 'Speech & Debate' is rough, but ready theater

    published Nov 25, 2011

    ​In Stephen Karam's comedic coming-of-age drama Speech & Debate, a trio of high-school misfits are brought together by a dark secret, but find a bond in their own respective isolation amid the h... More >>

  • Il Campiello

    published November 16, 2011

    Steven Epp, long recognized as a local creative force with Theatre de la Jeune Lune, has continued his decades of strong work outside of that late... More >>

  • 'The Match Girl's Gift' returns to Centennial Showboat

    published Nov 23, 2011

    ​With a bit of cooperation from the weather, heading out to see The Match Girl's Gift: A Christmas Story at the Minnesota Centennial Showboat will be like stepping back in time. "Stepping ... More >>

  • Joy: A Holiday Cabaret at the Lab Theater

    published November 23, 2011

    It will be hard to find a more aptly named show this year than Interact's Joy. The "holiday cabaret" provides the emotion in great... More >>

  • Harty Boys save the holidays, again

    published Nov 22, 2011

    ​Since their debut at the Minnesota Fringe Festival, Levi Weinhagen's and Joshua English Scrimshaw's Harty Boys have attracted an audience looking for bright fun with a satiric edge. The two -- who ... More >>

  • 'Wizard of Oz' flies anew at CTC

    published Nov 21, 2011

    ​The Wizard of Oz at the Children's Theatre Company passes along like a pleasant dream. The familiar storyline doesn't provide many shocks for us old folks, who grew up watching the film every Easte... More >>

  • Penumbra readies updated 'I Wish You Love'

    published Nov 18, 2011

    ​When I Wish You Love opened at Penumbra Theatre earlier this year, playwright Dominic Taylor knew 1) he had a success on his hands and 2) the piece still needed some work.After successful runs in S... More >>

  • Il Campiello

    published November 9, 2011

    Steven Epp, long recognized as a local creative force with Theatre de la Jeune Lune, has continued his decades of strong work outside of that late... More >>

  • 'Supernatural Wife' merges dance, music, visuals, and Euripides

    published Nov 17, 2011

    ​New York's Big Dance Theater delves into the powerful writings of the ancient Greek playwright Euripides for its new work, Supernatural Wife, which runs at the Walker Art Center through Saturday.Us... More >>

  • Plaid Tidings

    published November 16, 2011

    Not to be a Scrooge, but I didn't feel much holiday cheer at the premiere of Plaid Tidings, the remixed seasonal edition of... More >>

  • Center of the Margins at Mixed Blood

    published November 16, 2011

    Through the decades, Mixed Blood Theatre has been dedicated to creating art for and about underrepresented audiences, and that drive is clearly... More >>

  • Huge to unleash 'Improv-a-Thon' Wednesday

    published Nov 14, 2011

    ​How has the first year been for Huge Theater, the improv-based venue in Lyn-Lake?"It's all a blur to me," says Butch Roy, the theater's executive director.That's not surprising. Over the past 12, m... More >>

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